Chemical incident at recycling centre closes roads

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ROADS in Segensworth were closed while the emergency servcies investigated a possible hazardous material.

The alarm was raised earlier this afternoon by a member of staff at Segensworth Household Waste Recycling Centre on Barnes Wallis Road.

The police, fire service and ambulance were called to the scene at 2.10pm.

As a precaution Barnes Wallis Road and Cartwright Drive were closed and reopened around 6pm.

Kevin Lloyd-Spencer, from Hampshire Fire and Rescue, said that three fire engines, one specialist equipment vehicle and a dangerous material van were on the scene.

He confirmed that nobody had been hurt, but that the ambulance were there as a precaution.

The fire service had been treating it as a hazardous material but none was found.

A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘The cordons have now been removed. Officers attended and examined the item and there are no safety or health risks.’